Standard & Poor's Announces Changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index

TORONTO, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's will make the following changes in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index after the close of trading on Wednesday, September 30, 2009:

    
    -   The shares of IMA Exploration Inc. (TSXVN:IMR) will trade under the
        new name Kobex Minerals Inc. The new ticker symbol will be "KXM" and
        the new CUSIP number will be 49989C 10 5. The capital of the company
        will be consolidated on a 1-for-2.4 basis.

    -   The shares of Kobex Resources (TSXV:KBX) will be removed from the
        index. The shares of the company will be delisted from the Venture
        Exchange.

    -   The shares of Ceres Capital Corp. (TSXV:SRS) will trade under the new
        name Reliable Energy Ltd. The new ticker symbol will be "REL" and the
        new CUSIP number will be 75942N 10 2. There is no consolidation of
        capital.
    

Company additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.

Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 140 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit http://www.standardandpoors.com.

SOURCE Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations

For further information: For further information: Tony North, (416) 507-3204, sp_index@standardandpoors.com; Dave Guarino, (212) 438-1471, Dave_guarino@standardandpoors.com

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